Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

My Garbage Disposal
My Dishwasher

Laundry Time

Learning how to make English muffins

A boy and his dog

A girl and her cat

Neighborhood pests

A Birthday Celebration!

Time to play

Time to rest

Time for a bath

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

100% Healthy

I love the packaging of products here.  In the US, there are strict guidelines about what food companies can put on their labels and what claims they can make.  Here, there are no such rules so food manufacturers make all sorts of claims about their products.

Earlier this week I went grocery shopping in Nairobi and my daughter was begging me to buy some cheese curls so I gave in and bought a bag.  When I got home and examined the packaging I was so excited to discover that these chips were 100% Healthy!

After my children devoured every single bite of this 100% Healthy Snack and complained because I only bought one bag, I turned the bag over to see the nutrition information given.  It listed iron, vitamin A, calcium and then it listed 14% fat and 14% ash????  

I'm not sure I should buy these again, but I probably will!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Here are some pictures of the kids' school.

The sign at the entrance of the campus.  The campus includes the elementary school, middle school and high school as well as the dorms for the boarding students.

The elementary school is called Titchie Swot.  Titchie is a British word that means a little person, but it has the connotation of a brat.  Swot means study.  So Titchie Swot is the place our little brats go to study!

Kindergarten through 6th grade meet in this building.

The Titchie playground reminds me of the playground at my elementary school and I'm pretty sure the equipment is at least that old.  We are so thankful that it is all getting a new coat of paint because I'm pretty sure what was on it previously was lead-based.  The Titchie playground probably wouldn't meet any safety standards, but it sure is a lot of fun!

This huge merry-go-round could easily seat a few classes at one time.

This is the zip-line platform.  Yes- a zip-line.  I told you it wouldn't pass any safety tests!

The crash net

Titchie Court is where the kids can play basketball, ride bikes, etc. It's also the location of the skating party held each term.